​​​Henry Rome

International relations analyst

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Work Experience
Eurasia Group, Washington, DC

08/2017-present

Analyst, Global Macro/Iran/Israel

  • Assess political risk in Iran, Israel, and Syria by conducting forecasts of economic and political stability

  • Write both quick turnaround and longer assessments regarding issues including Iran nuclear agreement, oil market impact of US sanctions, Iranian banking and financial reforms, and Israeli elections

  • Build and maintain relationships with clients through regular calls and in-person briefings regarding analysis of political and economic forecasts

  • Conduct Farsi-language primary research on Iranian political and economic developments

  • Frequently quoted as Iran expert in major news organizations, including The New York TimesThe Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal

Belfer Center for Science & International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, MA

08/2014-7/2017

Associate

Iran Researcher, Executive Secretary/Iran Working Group, Editor/Iran Matters

  • Analyzed Iranian nuclear program, economy, and domestic politics, and Israeli counter-terrorism strategy for Director Dr. Graham Allison

  • Researched and wrote policy memoranda, booklets, articles, book chapters, op-eds, and speeches, including supervising three reports on the Iran nuclear deal and the translation of Israel’s national defense strategy

  • Wrote Center’s published assessment of international economic sanctions against Iran

The Jerusalem Post, Jerusalem, Israel

10/2013-05/2014

Reporter

Correspondent

  • Wrote more than 80 articles for country’s main English-language paper, including seven front-page stories.

  • Broke news on international issues: Nazi-looted artwork in Germany, anti-Semitism in Great Britain, Israel-Palestinian negotiations, academic controversies in West Bank, and terrorist attacks in Israel.

  • Introduced web-based presentation tools, such as map tracking Israeli election returns and interactive package detailing unintended consequences of international sanctions against Iran.

The Daily Princetonian, Princeton, NJ

09/2009-02/2013

Editor in Chief

Director of Investigations

Senior Writer and Senior Photographer

  • Spearheaded the newspaper’s strategic shift from print publication to 24/7 news organization, including transformation of internal policies, development of new website, and drafting of Code of Ethics.

  • Led staff of 200 students and 30 editors in production of daily newspaper and website.

Language Skills
  • Persian (Farsi)(intermediate/advanced)

  • Hebrew (beginner/intermediate)

Computer Skills
  • Adobe Creative Cloud (including Acrobat Pro, Animate/Flash, InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere Pro)

  • Aperture

  • Cool Edit Pro

  • Final Cut Pro

  • HTML

  • LaTeX

  • Mendeley

  • Microsoft Office suite

  • R programming language

  • Sharepoint

  • Wordpress

Multimedia Skills

​Professional experience shooting and editing photos and video.

Professional experience in website design.

Education​
University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

10/2016-7/2017

  • MPhil in International Relations and Politics, Department of Politics and International Studies.

  • Graduate Tutors' Prize for Distinction in MPhil, Fitzwilliam College.

Princeton University, Class of 2013, Princeton, NJ

09/2009-06/2013

  • A.B., Political Science, summa cum laude; Certificate in Near Eastern Studies.

  • Senior Thesis: “The Power of Martyrdom: An Experimental Analysis of Suicide Terrorism.”

University of St. Andrews

05/2012-03/2013

  • Certificate in Terrorism Studies; Centre for Study of Terrorism and Political Violence (online).

Institute for Science and International Security

10/2014-12/2014

  • Graduate, “Technical Underpinnings of Nuclear Nonproliferation” (online).

Conferences
  • University of Cambridge, “Technical Aspects of Iran’s Nuclear Program,” Invited Speaker to Iran Reading Group (May 2018)

  • Belfer Center/Institute for National Security Studies (Israel), “U.S.-Israel Track-II Dialogue,” Rapporteur (May 2015 and Feb. 2016)

  • Washington Institute, “U.S.-Israel Strategic Dialogue on Iran,” Rapporteur (Sept. 2015)

  • Belfer Center/Carnegie, “Workshop on JCPOA Implementation Challenges,” Rapporteur (Oct. 2015)

Awards
  • Georges Award for Excellence in Student Journalism, Harvard Nieman Foundation (2012)
    • Runner up, Georges Award, Harvard Nieman Foundation (2013)
  • R.W. Apple, Class of 1957, Award for dedication and collegiality, Princeton University (2013)
  • Edwin F. Ferris, Class of 1899, Prize for Investigative Journalism, Princeton University (2011)
  • Donald Clive Stuart, Jr. Award for sensitivity in reporting, Princeton University (2010)

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